Healdsburg is one of the most interesting Californian destinations, with its gorgeous views, incredible food, and one-of-a-kind experiences. Wine Country is the perfect place to bring the whole family for a dream getaway. One thing you can’t leave Healdsburg without doing is gazing down on the phenomenal landscape from the sky. Your bird’s eye view will provide a whole new perspective on the land below, and there are plenty of fantastic ways to get the ideal view. Read on for some/top-5-fine-dining-restaurants-in-healdsbur of our favorite sky-high adventures in Healdsburg.
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Hot air ballooning has become popular all over the country, but in Healdsburg, you’ll have access to Napa Valley Aloft, the #1 Hot Air Balloon Company by USA Today! Take an intimate ride with your sweetheart or drift around the treetops with the whole family. Your adventure will take 3-4 hours, complete with a 40 minute-1 hour ride and a post-flight breakfast.
The company offers three launch sites depending on the weather, giving you the best chance for an unforgettable view. Catch incredible sights like Mount St. Helena, the Vaca Range, and the Mayacamas Mountain Range. This early-morning experience will be the perfect way to start your day.
Aerial Tram Ride
For a unique and thrilling ride for the whole family, check out the aerial tram at Sterling Vineyards. Your trip up to the vineyard will give you a one-of-a-kind view of the lands below and will place you on one of the most breathtaking wineries in the area. Adults are welcome to a wine tasting, and everyone will enjoy gazing at the California landscape from all around and embarking on a self-guided tour of the winery’s lower portion. This journey is a great way to combine sophistication and fun.
Your experience at Sterling Vineyards will last approximately one hour. Visitors aged 3-20 are charged $20 per person, while adults’ admission is $35 per person. Reservations are available every half-hour from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Another special way to experience the view over our Healdsburg vacation homes is with a helicopter ride. Vin de Luxe Tours provides personally curated tours for your group to give you a truly unique journey that you’ll remember for years to come. Bruce MacKay and Rick Bolen have spent years working in the wine industry and have used their knowledge to create this fantastic opportunity for guests. You’ll have unbelievable views of the Wine Country vineyards from the comfort of your own biplane, and your experienced guides will be there to let you in on all the secrets of the land.
The “Over the Moon” tour takes you and your partner over Sonoma Valley before you drop down to visit the city, have a delicious lunch, and try some of the most unique wines in the area. Your trip will be personalized and can be enhanced with additions like a photographer, massage, and more.
If you’re looking for a bit of adventure with your view, visit Sonoma Canopy Tours for an exhilarating ziplining experience. The Tree Tops Tour takes you up to 40 miles per hour over the breathtaking Redwood forest, or you can opt for the Forest Flight Tour or Night Flight Tour. Whatever you choose, you’ll have multiple zip lines to take you through the trees and let you feel the wind in your hair. You’ll also be with a knowledgeable guide that will teach you everything you need to know about the forest and ensure your safety and fun!
Ziplining is safe and fun for the whole family, as children 10 and up are welcome to participate. Visit their website to book your tour.
There are so many fun things to do in Healdsburg, but you have to make sure you take the time to see it from the sky. It will give you a new perspective on your getaway and add a unique twist to your itinerary. For more information on Healdsburg and our Wine Country vacation rentals, contact us today!
Healdsburg Property Management manages single-family homes, duplexes, four-plexes and multi-unit properties of up to seven units throughout Sonoma County’s Wine Country, including Healdsburg, Windsor, Northern Santa Rosa, Cloverdale and Forestville.